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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Quit Blogging ?

I have always wondered why ladies quit blogging after so many years and lots post? I have had several bloggers who I loved their blogs just quit, no explanations why. I wish they would say, I'm tired of writing post, or I just don't have anything else to say,or i'm into something else now. Just say something, you know write a goodbye post, let us down easy.

I started blogging for entertainment, I was a widow at 60, my kids all live away from me two in Oregon, My sisters are busy with their families.My married girlfriends have their husbands, some still have college kids at home. I'm home alone with my male cat Shirlee. I blog, feed birds, feed stray cat. Visit an old man in a assisted living complex at a senior village. I use to shop a lot until cost of living like health insurance and personal  property taxes have gone up considerably. I go mass sometimes 2-3 times a week.  Am I whining? LOL yes I am

I need to take up new interest, like walking and exercising and lifting weights to get some muscle tone back, if possible at my age ? I once read where a lady at age 70 started doing this and had excellent success and of course she looked great again.

In the spring I work in my flower beds a lot and that really takes a lot of my time which I thoroughly enjoy digging in the dirt and seeing the results during blooming season.


I am just taking a BREAK for a while. I will be back




27 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up. I just bought a pup stroller and am taking my weenies on walks. They aren't enjoying it much yet and I feed the same, but I have to get moving somehow. The second day my side hip was painful, but I will walk it out. I just can't think about it or I'll find other things to do, so I just do it. Have fun.

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  2. I wonder those same things about bloggers I loved and miss! Enjoy the break - just come back.

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  3. Thanks for letting us know. I too wonder what happened to the bloggers that stop with no warning. I worry that they might be I'll or worse. Enjoy your break and let us know how you make out with trying to get moving. I also need to do the same.
    Kathy

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  4. Hello, Janice. I often wonder the same things....it is always nice if there is a link to a new blog, or some type of message. My own reason for blogging is just to share my craftiness with the world...and to learn from other crafty bloggers. FYI, my dad (at age 76) has been working with weights, and he can tell a big difference after a year!
    Catherine

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  5. I hope you are enjoying your break (I just returned from visiting our son/his wife in Florida and your Florida sign caught my eye on another bloglist!)

    I am guilty of what you are wondering about...blog quitters! I have shamefully quit my blogs several times and began new ones. I guess people like me are just fickle! Mostly I fluctuate my thoughts on blogging and living a more sedate life not on the computer. Andrea

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    1. p.s...I'm looking over your blog...I'm a Medjugorje fan! My dad and siblings went there way back when it first began. (My grandparents were born in Croatia.) Andrea

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  6. I too wonder why bloggers all of a sudden quit without a word. I would never do that. When I shut down my parties, I explained to everyone why but I am still trying to post at least once a week. Enjoy your break, Janice.

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  7. I enjoy your blog even though I don't comment often. Enjoy your break. I wonder also about blogger who just quit if they passed away by accident to some other tragedy.

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  8. Enjoy your break but don't forget about us! I've read that some bloggers felt the longer they stayed away the harder it was to come back!

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  9. I've been blogging for years and so many of my old regular blog friends have disappeared without trace, I also made a huge mistake of changing my blog name and I lost about 35 followers overnight :( I have now returned to my 'old' blog name, but I cant get my followers back! x

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  10. We all understand. It helps me to take a month off from time to time...and just walk away from the computer. Then I'm happy to get back and catch up. I just have one question...I see you at the FL sign. Are you coming to spend a month with me? heehee! Wouldn't they be FUN! Hugs, Diane

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  11. I am find instagram works like blogging...only it's quick and easier. Things are always changing...have fun on your vacation.
    deb

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  12. Enjoy your time off and come back soon. I find that I don't blog as often as I used to but just seems like there are so many other things going on in my life. But, I so adore all of the friends I have made blogging.

    Judy

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  13. Oh Janice, I'm going to miss your posts, you always make me laugh! But that's okay, I can still call you, text with you and hang out with you to still get my laughs! xoxo

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  14. I agree with Deb, things are always changing and I have heard many bloggers have gone to Instagram. I love my blog and will stick with it though I have noticed a decline in visits and comments.

    Have a beautiful break! Hugs!

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  15. Sometimes I look at older posts of mine and the comments. I'm amazed at the many ladies who are no longer blogging. I'm grateful for the new blog friends I make along the way. I think a lot of women get out of blogging by taking a break (I hope that's not you!!!), and then just never finding time or interest in getting back to it. And maybe others go through huge life changes that we will never know of. I try to keep an eye out for blogs I may be interested to follow. I like to keep it fresh most of all. And moving.

    Take care and enjoy your break. I want to hear all about it!

    Jane x

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  16. They're all on Instagram now! It's just so much easier and less time consuming than blogging. I do still pop on my blog now and then but must admit, I've also fallen for the ease of Instagram:) Enjoy your break!

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  17. Well I am glad to hear you are taking a break and its NOT due to health problems. Enjoy.

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  18. I feel like you've been talking about me in this post! I am divorced and age 73 and I do almost exactly the things you do. But I don blog--I just read a lot of blogs! I read, read, read, books and blogs or anything else that interests me. I feed one big dog and two geriatric cats. The cats belong to my daughter but she doesn't have time for them anymore so they stay with "Grandma." When I don't have pain in my knees from arthritis I walk the dog, work in my flower beds and am hoping to get my bike fixed this Spring so I can ride around the neighborhood. My family doctor told me that bicycling was a really good way to strengthen muscles in the back of the thighs to help with knee mobility.

    At the present time my daughter (the cat mother) and her twin 6-yr.-old sons are livings with me and I care for them several days a week while she works. That keeps me busy, but I'd prefer to live alone! I am never bored when by myself. I love my daughter and am crazy about the twins, but I would like my solitary time back. It will happen--"this, too, will end" as they say!

    I hope you enjoy your break and don't feel a bit guilty. We all need a change once in a while. I'll look forward to hearing from you again when you are ready to come back.

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  19. Thank you for telling us & not leaving us to worry about you! Enjoy the break - we'll be here when you feel like writing again. thanks

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  20. I stopped blogging abruptly with no warning. I have been dealing with depression most of my life, and I didn't think anyone cared about what I put out there. I think I had, maybe, five followers — and people I really knew and spent time with. So, it was a mental illness that stopped me. I have an idea for a new blog, but due to my depression, I haven't made a move to start a new one. I first set January first as a start date. Nope. Then, February. Nope. Now, March has started. Yesterday, was my deceased sister's birthday, so that was a little difficult for me. She died much too soon. So, that's my story. The people who were following me know why, so it wasn't necessary to write the last post. Maybe when I get myself together, I will start. I hope it will be soon.

    I spend too much time on the computer, so I will be unsubscribing from some blogs and companies that I follow. I feel like I don't want to miss something, but I also need to carve out some no-computer time. I am in the process of buying an adult tricycle. Due to my weight, I need to buy something heavy duty, and it is very expensive (about $700, and I still need a helmet). So, I promised I will take at least one trike ride a day in my community. Then, hopefully, I will expand my riding to get to the grocery store and library. Maybe I will be able to do without my car eventually. My wife will be getting her bicycle in order, so she can ride along.

    I think I've gone a little overboard, so I'll end here.

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  21. Enjoy your break and please dont go too far and stay away too long......I do so enjoy your posts and your pictures! I was right in front of the same sign as you not too long ago....wouldnt it be fun to run into bloggers you know?

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  22. I blog for my own creativity. BTW I am 73 and work out 3 days a week at the gym, lifting weights, exercises given to my by a physical therapist, stretching, and the thing that has tremendously helped me, the tread mill for 25 minutes. It is worth it for sure.

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  23. Tasha Tudor said something to the effect that if you work in your flower garden 30 minutes to an hour a day, you never have a weight problem and you never get a headache. It works for me. I blog because I still believe somebody out there will read what I write and get some sort of benefit, however small, out of it. Plus, by looking back at what I have written in the past, it tells me if I am making progress in my life or getting in a rut. Marshel in Alabama ( single male blogger living in my ancestors' 200 year old log house)

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  24. Well, thanks for letting us know. I agree with you, it is sad to not have some sort of ending to one's blog if you quit. I often read other blogger's blog lists to find new blogs that interest me, and am surprised how some blog lists contain blogs that haven't posted in years! Come on...I don't think they're coming back!

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  25. Aw, I know exactly what you mean! I'm pretty isolated here, all my kids grown, hubby always traveling and it is just me and my pets in the middle of no-where most days. I started blogging after my Mom died who lived down the street from me for 30 years and my Dad was in a home with Alzheimer's. They and my sisters were pretty much my social life for years because I was their care-takers. My sisters all moved away and we lost touch and so blogging keeps me connected with like-minded people who are so sweet and genuine. I just love them all. Blogging gives me inspiration from all the wonderful and creative blog friends. You sound like you are just in a little rut. I hope you come back renewed and inspired once again. xx Karen

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